If you love everything rustic and industrial in your home, then there’s no reason why you can’t make your own side table from rope instead of wood or metal—it’s actually much easier than you might think. All you need to do to make this rustic side table of your own is watch our quick tutorial, but if you want to know the detailed steps, keep reading after the jump!
Things you’ll need
All you need for this project is a bit of rope, some super glue, and an old side table. If you don’t have a side table, you can find one at a thrift store or garage sale. Just make sure it’s sturdy enough to support the weight of the rope. Once you have your materials, follow these simple steps to make your own rope side table. – First, cut the end of the rope into three strands.
Tie them together in a knot on one end. Leave about four inches at the other end so that you have room to tie them around each leg on your table. -Next, wrap the knotted part of each strand around one leg on your table with plenty of overlap (the more overlap there is, the stronger it will be).
Wrap both strands tightly around all four legs so that they are nice and snug against each other. -Finally, secure them by tying them off with another piece of strong string or ribbon across all four legs like shown in image below
Step 1 – Installing the table top
The first step is to install the table top. To do this, you’ll need to measure and cut the wood to size. Once you have the wood cut to size, you’ll need to sand it down and then stain or paint it. Then, you can attach the rope around the edge of the table top using a hot glue gun.
Step 2 – Installing the legs (five sentences):
The next step is to install the legs. To do this, you’ll need to measure and cut the wood to size. Once you have the wood cut to size, you’ll need to sand it down and then stain or paint it. Then, you can attach the rope around the edge of the table top using a hot glue gun.
Step 3 – Putting together:
Now that your base is finished, all that’s left to do is put everything together! Attach your tabletop to your base with screws. Put on some nail polish remover on any raw wood ends and rub it in with your fingers so they don’t snag clothes when people sit on them.
Step 4 – Preparing and attaching the rope
Before you start, prep your work surface by covering it with a drop cloth or an old sheet. Then, cut your rope to the desired length using a sharp knife or scissors. Next, attach one end of the rope to the bottom of the table leg using a strong adhesive. Wrap the rope around the leg, working your way up to the top. Once you reach the top, secure the end of the rope with another dab of adhesive. Repeat this process for each leg. When you are finished, add the other side of the rope and tie it in a knot so that both sides are securely attached. If you want to get really fancy and give your table some extra flair, make knots every few inches along the entire length of the ropes as well!
Step 5 – Placing on decorations and finishing touches
This is where you can really make the table your own. I suggest adding some greenery, like small succulents or a mini cactus. Then, find some pretty stones or shells to place around the base of the plants. To finish it off, add a few candles. I love votives because they give off a warm and inviting glow. These also make for good decorative items.
You could also try using fruit as decoration by placing them in a bowl that’s been filled with water. If you’re feeling more crafty, grab some rocks from outside and glue them together on top of the side table for an artsy look! The last step is simply grabbing any odds and ends that you may have laying around (e.g., magazines) and putting them on top of the side table so that it appears full and well-rounded!
In this video tutorial, we’ll show you how to make a chic rope side table from scratch. This project is perfect for beginners, and you can customize it to fit your space. To get started, you’ll need a few supplies: wood for the base, rope, glue, and clamps. Once you have your materials, follow these simple steps:
- Cut the wood for the base to size. We used a circular saw, but you can use whatever you have on hand.
- Drill holes in the base for the rope. Make sure they’re evenly spaced so that the table will be stable.
- Cut the rope to length and thread it through the holes in the base.
- Glue the ends of the rope together where they meet, then clamp them tightly together with clamps or clothespins to hold while drying.
- Repeat until all four sides are glued securely into place! 6. Add an adorable tablecloth or placemats!